Facing some serious sleep deprivation? We are here to help with our top gentle sleep tips. Kim West LCSW-C, the creator of The Sleep Lady Shuffle℠ and mom of two, has 25 years of experience in sleep training. She has seen everything and there’s no sleep problem too hard for her to solve.

Our gentle sleep tips blog was created by Kim for parents with children as old as 6 years old, right down to newborns. From sleep training questions to weaning, daily schedules, co-sleeping, naps and so much more, we are sure there’s an answer to your sleep questions below!

Gentle Sleep Tips Blog and Resources

For more than 25 years, we have been on a mission to provide
proven, achievable, gentle sleep tips and solutions for parents and families everywhere.

Toddler Sleep Problem: My Toddler Takes Cat Naps All Day Long!

Weekly Toddler Sleep Problem for The Sleep Lady: “My 14 month old sleeps wonderfully at night, I put her down at 7ish and she’ll sleep until 6 and after a quick cup of milk she’s back asleep until 7:30. BUT she’ll only take two 30-45 minute naps a day. She shows signs of sleepiness but…

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Did You Know That 1 in 5 Women Experience Postpartum Depression?

Written by Dr. Shosh I’m a survivor of two life-threatening postpartum depressions.  At the time of my illnesses, there was no help for me. The great news is that, if you’re suffering from depression in pregnancy or postpartum or know someone who is, there’s help now.  For the last 24 years my mission has been…

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Sleep Averages: How Much Sleep Does Your Child Need?

Below are some general guidelines as to how many hours of sleep the AVERAGE child requires at various ages (taken from “Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems” by Dr. Richard Ferber). Remember, every child is different- some need more or less sleep than others- but variations should not be huge.   Sleep Averages   AGE                 NIGHTIME…

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Baby Sleep Help: To Wean or Not to Wean the Pacifier

Baby Sleep Help: To Wean or Not to Wean the Pacifier “My 10 month old still sleeps with a pacifier and sometimes he’ll wake up in the middle of the night and cry because it fell out. If I get in there quick enough and put it back in his mouth he’ll sometimes go right…

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Is Potty Training Ruining Your Child's Sleep?

This week’s question for The Sleep Lady: “Help! My 2 year old is delaying his bedtime and waking up in the middle of the night to say he has to poop on the potty. Naturally, we are torn between risking a dirty diaper and letting him get out of bed only to sit on the…

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Your Child's Growing Brain: Keeping It Happy, Healthy and Moving Forward!

A guest article about your child’s growing brain by  Frank J. Kros, MSW, JD, President of The Upside Down Organization I have taken several workshops with Frank Kros from the Upside Down Organization. They are great!!! Just had to share this article with you all! The article is written for teachers but the advice applies to…

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